NVDA2022.1RC2 Silent Start Button?


Jason Bratcher
 
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I just installed RC2 of 2022.1.
Upon focusing the Start button, NVDA says nothing and goes silent.
In addition, if I shift+Tab back to the desktop listview of icons, it says nothing, but focus indeed moves between them.
Highlighting an icon and right-clicking it for a menu still has NVDA silent.
RC1 did not do this on my HP DQ1038WM with the Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-1005G1 CPU @ 1.20GHz, 1201 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s).
Strange indeed.
But when I then focus back onto the taskbar/notification area,
NvDA starts talking again, as if nothing was wrong.


Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Jason,

Have you rebooted the PC since updating to RC2?  We often see "odd" quirks like this just after updating NVDA and before restarting the PC..

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Fri, May 20, 2022 at 7:23 AM Jason Bratcher <imcoocoo@...> wrote:

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[Reason: Using Windows 11 21H2 (x64) build 22000.675 Home Edition]

I just installed RC2 of 2022.1.
Upon focusing the Start button, NVDA says nothing and goes silent.
In addition, if I shift+Tab back to the desktop listview of icons, it says nothing, but focus indeed moves between them.
Highlighting an icon and right-clicking it for a menu still has NVDA silent.
RC1 did not do this on my HP DQ1038WM with the Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-1005G1 CPU @ 1.20GHz, 1201 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s).
Strange indeed.
But when I then focus back onto the taskbar/notification area,
NvDA starts talking again, as if nothing was wrong.



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Jason Bratcher
 

Yes. After getting the update, I even did a shut down by accident to force me to cold start away, lol!
(Windows+X, U, U).
Fast fingers...
I may need to write the developer of a piece of software called Explorer Patcher just to let him know about this
(that his Windows 10 taskbar code writing causes this hiccup in NVDA).
But switching the taskbar style to Windows 11 and NVDA behaves perfect.
I've just been so used to the Windows 10 taskbar for so long that the 11 one feels funky.
(I.E., the user-promoted notification area only lets you move through its items when you use left or up arrow keys.
To see the other notification items, you're forced to right arrow
(Whereas in Windows 10 you could actually use all 4 arrow keys to move equally among the notifications..

Even tried a System restore just to be sure I reboot.
Jason Bratcher


Quentin Christensen
 

Glad you got to the bottom of it - hopefully you can get that explorer software to work (or get the dev to update it at least).

All the best

Quentin.

On Fri, May 20, 2022 at 9:27 AM Jason Bratcher <imcoocoo@...> wrote:
Yes. After getting the update, I even did a shut down by accident to
force me to cold start away, lol!
(Windows+X, U, U).
Fast fingers...
I may need to write the developer of a piece of software called Explorer
Patcher just to let him know about this
(that his Windows 10 taskbar code writing causes this hiccup in NVDA).
But switching the taskbar style to Windows 11 and NVDA behaves perfect.
I've just been so used to the Windows 10 taskbar for so long that the 11
one feels funky.
(I.E., the user-promoted notification area only lets you move through
its items when you use left or up arrow keys.
To see the other notification items, you're forced to right arrow
(Whereas in Windows 10 you could actually use all 4 arrow keys to move
equally among the notifications..

Even tried a System restore just to be sure I reboot.
Jason Bratcher







--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Jason Bratcher
 

I'm thinking of switching to a different one mimicking the Windows 10 taskbar proper entirely after an uninstall of this first.
And even ran the Com Registration to make sure things were still okay.
Jason Bratcher